Coming into this past week, I felt dazed and confused. Usually I understand the readings completely but, there was something about Thursdays reading that added many questions in my head. The question of if poverty is to blame for globalization degradation didn’t stick well with me. When I was reading, I understood both sides of the arguments.
We also touched on our final projects. My final project is over fashion consumption but focusing more towards the disposal process. I read an article that stated apparel is at its lowest cost and so retail stores tend to buy more. Consumers purchase these products and then when the trend is out of season or they become old and torn, there are people who just throw away their clothing rather than doing something about it. Reading about this issue and then hearing others problems made me realize how little knowledge our world has. We are in a generation of technology and yet we don’t know much about our resources around us. In class, there was a question; “Is fashion bad?” I had to sit and think to myself. I didn’t understand why fashion would be bad. Fashion allows individuals to be themselves in a creative way. Then we discussed and I realized that yes, fashion allows us to be creative, but also it can hurt us. As mentioned before, consumers do not have the knowledge of fashion disposal, which makes me excited to do more research on this topic.